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Listing of articles in 2006 -> May/June.
Editorial: Putting Aging into Perspective for Our Profession
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
 
The nursing workforce is aging, with the mean age of U.S. nurses now at 46.8 years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HRSA] 2004). As a professional group, how do nurses proactively address the many issues associated with agin...

Inadequate Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women with Physical Disabilities
Theresa Capriotti, DO MSN RN CRNP
 
Health promotion and screening tests are important in persons with disability to avert secondary conditions that can lead to suboptimal functioning or premature death. Conversely, the existence of a primary disability can increase a p...

Developing a Staffing Matrix Using CMI as Acuity Indicator
Diane Romito, BSN RN CRRN
 
Adequate staffing levels on an acute rehabilitation unit may not be maintained because staffing needs fluctuate according to the needs of patient groupings. Acuity regulations from some state agencies and the Joint Commission on Accre...

Using the Cancer Rehabilitation Questionnaire in Patients with Colorectal Cancer
Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc MPH RN APRN BC • Jean D’Meza Leuner PhD RN • Jessica M. Hatfield, MSN RN • Inge B. Corless, PhD RN FAAN • Karen H. Marr, MSN RN • Mary K. Mott, MSN RN CS • Susan Cross-Skinner, MSN RN OCN
 
This article describes the development and testing of the Cancer Rehabilitation Questionnaire (CRQ) in patients with colorectal cancer. A descriptive, correlational survey was conducted in a sample of patients with colon or rectal can...

CPAP Devices: Encouraging Patients with Sleep Apnea
Suzanne Steffan Dickerson, DNS RN • Mary C. Kennedy, MS RN
 
Continuous positive airway pressure devices (CPAP) used at night prevent apnea, hypoxia, and sleep disturbance. Although CPAP is more effective than placebo in improving sleepiness and quality of life measures in people with obstructi...

Evaluating Functional Activity in Older Thai Adults
Teeranut Harnirattisai, PhD RN • Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD RN • Viroj Kawinwonggowit, MD
 
The purpose of this study was to translate the original English version of the Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectations Scales for Exercise and Functional Activity and to establish their reliability in older Thai adults in geriatric reh...

Perspectives: Rebuilding an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team
Karen Blankenship, MA RN • Reneau Elsworth, BS PT
 
Team building, problem solving, and positive resolution of conflicts that arise in the daily work environment can be a challenge even under the best circumstances. This is especially true when it involves an interdisciplinary team charged...

Clinical Consultations: Facilitating a Connection with a Rehabilitation Patient Who Has Schizophrenia
Susan V. Brammer, PhD RN
 
Situation: Mrs. Johnson is a 50-year-old patient on the rehabilitation unit. She has a fractured right hip and a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. The symptoms of her schizophrenia have presented problems for the staff. She accuses staff members of...